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RADA: Russian Due Diligence Case Study (St. Petersburg Technology Company)   Leave a comment

RADA was approached to perform due diligence on a technology company based in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

A preliminary check of Russian corporate records showed that the company was, in fact, registered at the address given on their website.

A call to the phone number listed on the website, however, did not connect to the company in question, but rather to a credit company. The people at the credit company were very helpful, they advised that they had had the phone number for several years, and that they had never heard of the other company.

Various search engines showed that the number was, in fact, connected to the credit company; the only site with linking the number to the technology company was the technology company’s own site.

Several other companies seemed to be located at the address used by the technology company on their website. Several of them were contacted by telephone. None seemed to know about the technology company, and one provided contact information for the leasing agent. The leasing agent advised that they had been managing the property for several years, and that they had never heard of the technology company.

RADA’s client decided not to pursue business with the technology company, as it could not be located with any degree of reliability.

RADA conducts due diligence and business intelligence investigations in Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, Romania, Moldova, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

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A. A. Deyneka Exhibit In Rome Inaugurates 2011 As Year Of Italian And Russian Culture   Leave a comment

An exhibition of paintings by Soviet artist Aleksander Aleksandrovich Deyneka (1899-1969) opened in Rome on Thursday, inaugurating a year packed with hundreds of joint cultural events between Italy and Russia.

The paintings on loan from Russia depict famous scenes from the Russian Revolution and World War II, but also nudes and images of daily life in the Soviet Union with factory workers, sportsmen and children.

Deyneka came from a family of railroad workers and started out as a police photographer after graduating from art school. He made mosaics in the 1930s for Mayakovskaya metro station in central Moscow.

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev visited Italy this week and said the 12 months ahead would see some 500 events organised by the two countries including exhibitions, concerts, film showings and plays.

The Deyneka ehibit runs in Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni until May 1.

US Returns Stolen Tsarist Medallion   Leave a comment

March 4, 2010: The U.S. Ambassador to Russia, John Beyrle, returned a stolen silver medallion that belonged to the last Russian tsar after it was recovered from an online auction by U.S. investigators.

“This detective story is a wonderful example of successful cooperation, which allows us to improve relations between Russia and the United States,” Beyrle said during a ceremony at his official residence.

The medallion, which bears a portrait of Tsar Peter the Great, once belonged to the family of Russia’s last Czar, Nicholas II. It was stolen from the State Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg.

A 2006 check showed that some 200 exhibits, including jewelry and icons worth $5 million, were stolen from Russia’s largest museum. Only 35 have been recovered.